What kind of response are you looking for here, John? Except for one or
two points, this seems like so much reactionary twaddle to me, and is
hardly appropriate for a list dedicated to discussing transhumanist
issues. But then, maybe I'm coming from a different direction. I'd rather
look forward than wallow in ignorant memes from the past, especially ones
that are insulting, violent and oppressive to others. Whatever floats your
boat, I suppose.
John Marlow wrote:
> Found this in my mailbox. I don't QUITE agree with all of it, and one
> point makes no sense--but, hey, I like it. I refrained from posting
> the Heston speech before, thinking it might not be appropriate--so
> this time I'm taking the plunge. And, yes, a cop sent it to me...
> Am I A BAD American?
> I like big cars, big boats, big houses, and naturally - Great Legs
> I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some
> middle-aged governmental functionary with a bad comb-over that wants
> to give
> it away to crack addicts squirting out babies. I don't care about
> appearing compassionate.
> I think playing with toy guns doesn't make you a killer.
> I believe it's called the Boy Scouts for a reason.
> I think I'm doing better than the homeless.
> I don't think being a minority makes you noble or victimized.
> I have the right not to be tolerant of others because they are
> weird or piss me off.
> I know what SEX is and there are not varying degrees of it. Hell
> ask my wife.
> I believe that if you are selling me a Dairy queen shake, pack of
> cigarettes, or hotel room you do it in English.
> As a matter of fact, if you are an American citizen you should speak
> English. My father and grandfather shouldn't have to die in vain so
> you can
> leave the countries you were born in to come disrespect ours.
> I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're
> running from them after they tell you to stop. If you can't
> understand the
> word freeze or stop in English, See the previous line.
> I don't use the excuse "it's for the children" as a shield for
> opinions or actions.
> If I received oral sex from one of my subordinate employees in my
> office, it wouldn't be a private matter or my personal business. I
> have been FIRED immediately.
> I know how to count votes and I feel much safer letting a machine
> no political affiliation recount when needed.
> I know what the definition of lying is.
> I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you
> for any special loan programs, govm't sponsored bank loans, etc., so
> can open a hotel, c-store, trinket shop, or any damn thing else.
> I didn't take the initiative in inventing the Internet.
> I want them to bring back safe and sane fireworks.
> I believe no one ever died because of something Ozzy Osbourne, Ice-T
> Marilyn Manson sang, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to that
> crap from someone else's car when I'm stopped at a red light. But I
> your right to.
> I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment
> than working at Blockbuster or Jack In The Box.
> I don't want to eat or drink anything with the words light, lite or
> on the package.
> We did not go to some foreign country and risk lives in vain to
> our constitution so that decades later you can tell us it's a living
> document ever changing and is open to interpretation.
> I don't hate the rich.
> I don't pity the poor.
> I know wrestling is fake.
> I've never owned or was a slave, and a large percentage of our
> weren't wealthy enough to own one either.
> I believe a self-righteous liberal with a cause is more dangerous
> than a
> Hell's Angel with an attitude.
> I own a gun, you can own a gun, and any red blooded American should
> allowed to own a gun, but if you use it in a crime then you will
> the time. A rubber band and a paper clip is a dangerous weapon in
> the hands
> of someone with malicious intent.
> I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and
> continue to make more. If it pisses you off, invent the next
> system that's better and put your name on the building. Ask your
> buddy that
> invented the Internet to help you.
> We don't need more laws! Let's enforce the ones we already have.
> I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes a
> with the balls to stand up to the kid and spank his butt and say
> I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please
> pretend they are a political statement.
> I didn't realize Dr. Seuss was a genius until I had a kid.
> I will not be frowned upon or be looked down upon or be made to keep
> silent because I have these beliefs and opinions. I thought this
> allowed me that right. I will not conform or compromise just to keep
> hurting somebody's feelings.
> I am sick to death of "Political Correctness".
> I'm neither angry nor disenfranchised, no matter how desperately the
> mainstream media would like the world to believe otherwise.
> Yes, I guess by their definition, I'm a bad American.
> John Marlow
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